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    One of the best ever to play 3B, not only for the Reds but in all of baseball. He will be missed.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    You'll always be welcome back Scott. Thank you and enjoy retirement

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    So often, watching on TV, I saw Bruce and Votto alongside Rolen in the dugout. Quietly, he's led the team from also-ran to postseason contender by being a superb role model for great young players finding their way.
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    Classic case of hanging on one or two years too many, but if someone's willing to pay you multi-millions to do so, why not. That said, I'm glad he was a Red and I wish him well in his retirement. Class act all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    One. Solid. Ballplayer.

    I just wish the Reds could have had him as a younger player. His affect on the team has been enormous, and much of it is probably intangible.
    Junior-Rolen-Dunn-Kearns.

    What coulda been.

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    It's probably the right thing, but I don't want to admit he's done playing. I want to see him pick at 3B another year or two, just not hit. He's my favorite player of all time not named Larkin. He was my favorite non-Red for years before he was traded to Cincy. I hated liking a Cardinal that much.

    I think he may be the best defensive player of this generation at any position. I know I can't think of anyone better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    I think he may be the best defensive player of this generation at any position. I know I can't think of anyone better.
    Pudge Rodriguez and Andruw Jones in their prime come to mind, but I have little doubt Scott Rolen is the best person among that group of ballplayers. I still love Scott!
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    Love me some Scott Rolen.

    I wish he'd been a Red his entire career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Pudge Rodriguez and Andruw Jones in their prime come to mind, but I have little doubt Scott Rolen is the best person among that group of ballplayers. I still love Scott!
    Pudge maybe. Jones no way. I still think Rolen was the best of the bunch. I've never seen a better 3B. Some will say Brooks Robinson and he still may be top, but I can't comment as I never saw enough of Robinson to offer an opinion. I have spoken to people who have seen both, some say one some say the other. I did see Buddy Bell, and I've heard some say he was in that class, but I don't think so. Bell was great, but Rolen was in a class of his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    Pudge maybe. Jones no way. I still think Rolen was the best of the bunch. I've never seen a better 3B. Some will say Brooks Robinson and he still may be top, but I can't comment as I never saw enough of Robinson to offer an opinion. I have spoken to people who have seen both, some say one some say the other. I did see Buddy Bell, and I've heard some say he was in that class, but I don't think so. Bell was great, but Rolen was in a class of his own.
    I saw Bell as a Red, but I've heard he was in another world prior to his stint with the Reds.
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    If it's true I'll miss seeing him play the man's a legend. But it's Frazier's time to play
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    Scott Rolen should throw out the first pitch on Opening Day next year.

    And we should have a SR bobblehead night also!

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    The reds HAVE to keep him in the dugout on the coaching staff b/c the players listen to him and he could still lead the team.Congrats to you Scott Rolan on a great career.
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    I didn't realize Mike Matheny's playing career has been over as long as it has now so my point is moot

    But still I wouldn't be shocked to see Rolen managing the Reds sooner than later.
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    I'll never forget that 2010 season. Nagging injuries eventually drug him down, but for about three or four months, Rolen was just about everything you could possibly want in a ballplayer.


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